Source: DailyMail – Data by Transfermarkt
According to the Daily Mail and many other American newspapers, President Barack Obama called Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey after their heroics against Belgium on Tuesday night. Especially Tim Howard has become a myth for American fans. Someone, also modified the Wikipedia entry for “Secretary of Defense of the United States of America” by deleting the name of the real owner of that title, Hagel, and inserting that of Tim Howard. Hagel also followed this hilarious game and called the amazing goalkeeper saying:
“Thanks for defending America.”
President Obama expressed all his happiness and gratitude for the performance of the two players and that of the entire American team, coach included. Howard and Dempsey seemed very nervous although happy for their president’s call:
“Man I just wanted to call to say you did us proud. You guys did great. There’s someone here who’s first sport was soccer although I was never that good. You guys did us all proud not just by how hard you played and how well you did; you guys just carried yourselves with a lot of class. It makes people really respect the sport and you guys are really great models for a lot of sportsman here in the states.”
Watch the VIDEO of the phone call!